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National Night Out to be held in Mariposa for the first time

By ohtadmin | July 19, 2018

Friends and family throughout Mariposa are invited to join over 38 million neighbors across approximately 16,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide to participate in the National Night Out. It will held on Tuesday, Aug. 7. National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW), Dietz and Watson, Ring, Associa, Package […]

MARIPOSA COUNTY MOURNS

By ohtadmin | July 19, 2018

An empty bulldozer transport trailer was symbolic on Monday when an escort took place for Braden Varney, the local firefighter who was killed last weekend during the Ferguson Fire. Local residents lined the streets on Monday to pay tribute to the CAL FIRE firefighter. Varney was a 10-year employee of CAL FIRE, working as a dozer operator. Photo by Nicole […]

Betty Lou Knell

By ohtadmin | July 19, 2018

Betty Lou Knell was born on Sept. 25, 1927 in Pennsylvania and died at 90 years old on June 20, 2018 in Fresno. Betty is survived by her daughter in-law, Dell; grandsons Jim (Char), Shawn (Kristin) and Erik (Shay). She is also survived by six great-grandchildren: Charmaine, Ellura, Erik, Lilli, Michael and Toby; and great-great-grandson Castor. Betty grew up in […]

CDFW reminds public to leave young wildlife alone

By ohtadmin | July 19, 2018

Spring and summer are peak times for much of California’s wildlife to bear their young. With this in mind, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is asking well-intentioned members of the public to leave young wildlife alone. It may be hard to resist scooping up a young wild animal that looks vulnerable and abandoned, but intervention may cause […]

Soroptimists install 2018-19 officers

By ohtadmin | July 19, 2018

Members of Soroptimist International of Mariposa are shown at a recent gathering. Shown in the back row, from left are: Deborah Derham, Juanita Vegely, Beverly Suggs, Karen Verdugo, Jane Burdick, Christie Wall, Tracy Dedore, Gwen Nitta, Patricia Perry, Sandy Semtner and Sue Weihe; front, Anita Starchman Bryant, Oralee Phillips, Debbie Lester, Patricia Wight and Dee Carr. Submitted photoSoroptimist International of […]

IN BRIEF …

By ohtadmin | July 19, 2018

Oddfellows host catfish dinner On Saturday, July 28, the Lafayette Lodge #65 Odd Fellows will host the 11th Annual Catfish Dinner, from 3-7 p.m. at the La Grange Odd Fellows Hall. Tickets are available by calling (209) 916-5086. The IOOF Hall is located off Highway 132, just east of the intersection of Highway J-59. For more information, call Chris at […]

Patrick T. Hanna

By ohtadmin | July 19, 2018

Patrick T. Hanna passed away peacefully at home on June 25, surrounded by family. Pat was 103 years old. He was predeceased by daughter Elizabeth. He is survived by wife Lee; son Terry of Nebraska; daughter Siobhan of Merced; and grandchildren Tyler and Justine. At a very young age, Pat joined the U.S. Cavalry. His unit patrolled the border in […]

Four new deputies take oath

By ohtadmin | July 19, 2018

Sheriff Doug Binnewies swears in four deputies during a ceremony held last week at the government center in Mariposa. Shown, from left, are William Crane, Harold Nolan, Jr., James Papaleo and Brandon Roberson. Photo by Nicole W. Little Four new Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office deputies were sworn in last week during a ceremony at the government center in Mariposa. “It […]

John Traufler, Jr.

By ohtadmin | July 19, 2018

It is with a heavy heart to announce the passing of John Traufler, Jr. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, John and Maryann Traufler. He is survived by sister Gwendolyn Ash and her husband Charlie; brother and sister in-law Mike and Michele Traufler; and niece and nephew John and Brittany Traufler. John had special people in […]

News and notes from the Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

By ohtadmin | July 19, 2018

Mariposa County Sheriff’s Daily Log July 9 – Missing cattle were reported on Converse Road in Coulterville. • A raccoon bite was reported on Blackberry Creek Road in Mariposa. • Deputies investigated stranded donkey concerns on Lake McClure in Lake Don Pedro. • Child abuse was reported on Darrah Road in Mariposa. • A lost goat returned home to East […]